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  1. Default Thornton Junction, Illinois

    Railroads: CN, UP, CSXT, & Amtrak

    Location: In the village of South Holland, Illinois 22 miles south of Chicago's downtown loop. At UP Milepost 20.1 & CN Milepost 25.2. From I-94 the Calumet Expressway exit US 6 West ( 162nd Street ) to State Street south to 168th Street left to tracks. Access road to left along UP to diamond or proceed east on 168th Street & park along CN tracks.

    Approximate Daily Train Frequency: CN: 30 or more trains per day with UP coal
    trains running via CN & 4 or more CP trains running via CN; UP: 30 or more trains per day; CSXT: 30 or more trains per day; Amtrak: 2 trains daily

    Radio Frequencies: CN: 160.590, AAR 32, 160.530, AAR 28; UP: 160.410, AAR 20; CSXT: 161.370, AAR 84, 161.520, AAR 94; CP uses CSXT channel, also helpful channels for CSXT are 160.230, AAR 08, & 160.320, AAR 14, & Indiana Harbor Belt 160.980, AAR 58

    References: November 1994 Trains Hot Spot Article

    Photo #1. CN Eastbound Freight Train at Thornton Jct., Illinois

    Photo #2. CN Eastbound Freight Train at Thornton Jct., Illinois

    Photo #3. UP Westbound Coal Train running via trackage rights over CN at Thronton Jct., Illinois

    Photo #4. CP Westbound Container Train running via trackage rights over CN at Thornton Jct., Illinois

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    A update on this location, traffic has majorly decreased on the former GTW because of the CN buying out the EJ&E and rerouting traffic. The GTW, which is now owned by the CSX currently sees maybe 8-10 trains a day. Traffic on the UP is probably around 30-40 a day.
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